Lipscomb Lifelong Learning Program

Veteran network news correspondent Doug Poling will headline
the spring semester offerings in Lipscomb University’s Lifelong Learning
Poling will teach a class titled Impact of Broadcast News on American
Society, said Patty Dugger, program director. Poling worked in the broadcast
field for 40 years, including 25 years at CBS News and five years at ABC
Also featured this spring is OLE_LINK11Moonlight and Magnolias – Southern
Women Writers. Carolyn Wilson, director of Lipscomb University’s Beaman
Library and past president of the Women’s National Book Association, will
teach about the literary culture of the South.

The Lifelong Learning Program at Lipscomb University is designed to allow
seniors to take classes without exams or grades. Each course meets once a
week for five weeks, and posted a record enrollment during the recent fall

“The school wants to reach out to the community and offer resources and
expertise of the faculty,” said Dugger.

Other courses to be offered during Spring Session I, which will be held Feb.
9-March 12, and their instructors: The Westerns of John Ford, Dr. Matt
Hearn, chair, Department of English; Religions in a World of Conflict, Dr.
Bill Goree, professor of religion; Computer I, Al Austelle, associate
professor of computer science and director of the Center for Instructional
Technology; Computer III, Becky Tallon, assistant professor of physics and
engineering science.

Spring Session II classes, which will be held March 22-April 23, include
Literary Nashville, Dr. Dennis Loyd, retired professor of English; England’s
Five Greatest Monarchs, Dr. Jerry Gaw, professor of history and published
British historian; Floral Design – Design, Selection of Flowers,
Demonstrations, Dr. Randy Bouldin, professor of Math and florist; Computer
I, Al Austelle.

The cost is $50 per person for one class. Individuals may take
two classes during the same session for $75. For two people living at the
same address enrolled for classes, the cost is $75 for the two. Some classes
may require the purchase of a textbook. All suggested and required textbooks
may be purchased in the university bookstore or at registration.

For a complete schedule or to register for classes call 279.5733 or
toll-free at 800.333.4358, ext. 5733, email or visit


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